Elmo Leobon Patureau Jr., affectionately known as “Pat”, 74, passed away peacefully on July 28th in the arms of his devoted and loving family. He was born on February 12, 1943 in Beaumont Texas and was raised in Oakdale Louisiana and resided in Baton Rouge for over 50 years.
He graduated from Oakdale High School and then enlisted in the United States Navy and bravely fought in the Vietnam War from 1962-1966 aboard the USS Princeton. He then went to trade school and was a member of U.A. Local 198.
In June of 1968, he married his soul mate and the love of his life, Lora Faye Soileau Patureau. Through this marriage they welcomed two beautiful children, a daughter Dana, who will always be his “Daddy’s girl” and a son, Byron who made him so proud.
His professional career included: a pipefitter superintendent, Land Developer, and a successful entrepreneur who owned several businesses. The first business he opened was The Quarter Note Pub & Cafe in Baton Rouge from 1983-1993. At the same time he became a commercial contractor and started a foundation drilling company, Auger Services, Inc. from 1987-2004, which was so successful that it was named the fastest growing company and even expanded to jobs internationally.
He sold his businesses and started enjoying retirement in 2006 and began riding his cutting horse, Hawk “Playboy” and competed in shows. Because of his love of the beach, he bought a beach house in Destin FL and then bought a deep sea fishing yacht of his dreams and named it after his old bar, The Quarter Note. His love of deep sea fishing inspired him to custom build a fishing camp in Pointe Fourchon where he and his family and friends made lots of unforgettable memories.
He loved traveling and visiting with family and friends. He was a perfectionist and took pride in everything he did and had a strong work ethic and an even stronger love for his family. He never met a stranger and his best asset was his big heart.
Pat is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Lora Faye; his two children, Dana Marie Patureau and Byron Jude Patureau and husband Hunter Richardson; and brothers, Gerald Wayne, Gerald and Mike Patureau.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Elmo Leobon Patureau Sr. and Geraldine Wilkinson Patureau; brothers, Kent and Craig; and his favorite cutting horse, Hawk “Playboy”.
Visitation will be held at Resthaven Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA on Monday July 31, 2017 from 5:00pm until 9:00pm. Visitation will resume at Resthaven Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 from 9:00am until 11:00am, followed by visitation and services at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 15615 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA from 12:30pm until Mass at 2:00pm. Burial will follow at St. George Cemetery in Baton Rouge.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude for all the kind thoughts and prayers to all of our friends and family.
Special thanks to Wanda, who helped us take care of our Daddy and Husband during this difficult time as well as the Pennington Cancer center specifically Zach Smith, Dr. Russell and Dr. Milletello. Special thanks to the Doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN for diagnosing him and extending his time with us.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to, Sister Dulce Foundation, Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Research Foundation (accrf.org) and/or ACCOI (accoi.org).
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com.
Lora, Dana, and Byron, I am so sorry about your loss. I know Pat loved you immensely and has been welcomed into heaven by our loving God. A comforting thought for me when I lost my dad is that we will see each other again, and, in the whole scope of time, in not that long. God bless you as you deal with this loss.
Mary FeducciaBaton Rouge, LA
Praying for you and the family.
Lori, I am so sorry for y'all's loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You and Pat were very generous bosses that I worked for in for many of years (at the Quarter Note) in my formative years and I appreciate y'all so much! Please know , prayers are with you and your dear family! Shaun
Shaun Graham-BernhoftMurfreesboro, TN
I have no rods to offer except I am so sorry that was not a cure for Pat. With our Faith we know Pat is just fine in heaven with our God. It is those who are left behind that have to learn to go on without his presence by your side. Know of my prayer for all of you. Love, Bev and Tony
Bev and Tony FerroBrookeland, TX
I am truly sorry for your loss. Mr. Patureau will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
WILLIAM EVANSBaton Rouge, LA
Our deepest sympathies. It was indeed a pleasure to meet you and the family in Rochester. May you rest in peace. The Bloomfield family
eric bloomfieldrochester, MN